The Navy's "Great Green Fleet" initiative seeks to increase the use of alternative fuels, but politics, economics, and chemistry make its bet on biofuel look like a long shot.
The Navy spent 10 years and $700 million to develop a new type of mine-hunting ship, but repeated failures have led key lawmakers to suggest giving up on the project.
On Navy Times’ Facebook page, Matt Phillips wrote, “Welcome to the Tofu Navy.” Jeff King was even more eloquent: “Pussies. This isn’t a Weight Watchers cruise. It’s the goddann [sic] Navy!”